While the ending came as a shock, something bigger was already planned
Tatsuki Fujimoto’s Chainsaw Man has concluded its original run after 11 volumes. It was serialized in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine from December 2018 to December 2020. Fans were surprised and sad to see the wild story of the teenager who can turn into a living weapon come to an end, but recent reports suggest otherwise. Apparently, the original run came to an end just so that something bigger can start.
Part 1 of Chainsaw Man ended with the announcement of the anime adaptation, and we got to see the teaser earlier this year from Studio MAPPA. The end of the series was merely an end for its run on Shonen Jump. Part 2 has been announced for Shuiesha’s Shonen Jump+ online magazine. It is expected to start in 2022, but the exact date hasn’t been provided.
A teaser image had come a few months ago featuring the protagonist Denji with the new Control Devil, who will be having a bigger role in the next story. It was also revealed that the premise for Part 2 will be Denji starting a normal school life while continuing to fight devils as the Chainsaw Man.
Fujimoto had been careful to not give any major details about Chainsaw Man’s story, now that it’s slowly on its way to achieve cult status. But he did say that Part 1 was called “The Public Safety Arc” while Part 2 will be “The School Life Arc.” Part 1 ended with Denji achieving status as a hero and continuing to enjoy fighting devils, and at the same time, taking care of the Control Devil, who is now in the form of a little girl.
Let’s see you at school next year!